Wednesday, September 28, 2011

All Cry Chaos

More serendipity in my life. I received a copy of this recently released novel, sent, evidently by an intern who was using last year's list for the Edgar committees. As a person who's just admitted to reading crummy books picked out of the recycling, of course I gave this one a try.

All Cry Chaos is the first of a series featuring veteran Interpol agent Henri Poincare ( great grandson and namesake of the famous mathematician.)
Library Journal says: "Weaving fractals and chaos theory into an international mystery that also confronts great moral and theological questions, Rosen crafts a literate, complex tale. Highly recommended."

Oh, yes! I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more in the series. And although I am totally not a math type person, I do love learning new things. I was enchanted with the peek at fractals  -- a concept I'd only heard of. So enchanted that I'm looking for them everywhere now -- in ferns, in the patterns atop a pot of broth. . .

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9 comments:

Ms. A said...

Who would have thought broth could look so interesting!

Poetry24 said...

I'm not a Maths person either, Vicki, but recently I was intrigued by a series of three programmes presented by Marcus du Sautoy. Rosen's book sounds good.

Merisi said...

Golden broth never looked better! :-)

Alan Burnett said...

I do remember fractals fondly from the early days of computing when you could get wonderful programmes that would allow you to create and examine them in detail. The make a perfect analogy for a novel as they encourage you to seek worlds within worlds, stories within stories, plots within plots. Off to see if I can find that book on Kindle.

Thérèse said...

It sounds like a fun book when once finished the book you practice its learning part...

Novice Naturalist said...

I was intrigued by fractals awhle back and determined to do some fratctal inspried watecolors. Then I moved etc and completely forgot that intention. Thanks for the serendipitous reminder. And thanks, Martin, for the lead on du Sautoy.

Brian Miller said...

sounds like a fascinating book...will look for it at the library and or book store...

Deanna said...

Fractals sound like something that happens to me when I am being clumsy! The book sounds interesting.

Brenda said...

Now you're going to have to do a post on "Fractals for Dummies" to fill us all in. I thought that soup photo was a slide of cells or cellular reproduction. Interesting!